Japanese Politics and Society

Image depicts a plate with sashimi and a flower.

This course is nicknamed "Raw Fish 101." (Image courtesy of eprouveze on Flickr.)


MIT Course Number

17.541 / 17.543

As Taught In

Fall 2008


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

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Course Description

This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.

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Patricia Gercik, and Richard Samuels. 17.541 Japanese Politics and Society. Fall 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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